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Description: Very fine July 24, 1970 Roberto Clemente Night presentational trophy. Regal oversized figural trophy as presented to Clemente during on field festivities to commemorate Roberto Clemente Day at Three Rivers Stadium. Multi tiered walnut wooden trophy features four brass figural baseball player finials at the base with a central Greek athletic figural in center and two handled loving cup at top. Dual affixed brass placards are inscribed on the front, respectively, in Spanish, "From the Municipal Assembly of Carolina, Puerto Rico Roberto Clemente Day: Athletic Excellence". The bottom placard has the names inscribed of the Carolina Assembly members including President Gregorio Nieves along with the date of July 24, 1970. Notably impressive trophy stands 32" in height with some light wear to the wooden surfaces. Baseball figurals have some touch up to the gilt plating and the loving cup finial exhibits some tarnish spotting. One batter is missing his brass bat. Possibly missing a batter finial from loving cup, although not definitive. The offered trophy is one of the more iconic of the awards Clemente received on that special occasion and was prolifically photographed with Clemente during the on field ceremonies. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family along with an original souvenir publication from Roberto Clemente Day game: EX
Estimated Price Range: ($7,500-$10,000)
Current EST:  12/11/18 1:12:50 PM
  Sold for Price: $4,250.00;